Heidi Atwood

for Heidi Atwood-Reeves   2015

Little Wren

A thin line of trees divided my elementary school playground from Wren Park, where an unkempt baseball diamond promised unruly games of kickball and tag, and almost nonexistent adult supervision. At recess, circling the school playground, we hatched schemes to escape to Wren Park for the afternoon, where we would shirk math class and reading group and pretend it was summer again.

Little Wren, with its relaxed shape and easy eyelet color block, is inspired by this favorite elementary school haunt. It’s just a bit girly, but it’s not going to get in the way of tree climbing and wading through overgrown fields.

Knit seamlessly and from the top down, Little Wren uses the contiguous method of shoulder shaping developed by Susie Meyers. The sweater is worked in sport weight yarn at a slightly looser gauge, and features a deep scoop neck and cropped sleeves. Worn alone, it’s a great option for warmer spring days, but it’s also great for layering. The sweater is finished with folded hems on the body and sleeves, and the neck is finished with applied icord.

Pattern Detail

  • eyelet panel is charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • spring/summer, all season
  • circular, top-down
  • finished chest measurements: 24(25½, 27¼, 28¾, 30½, 32) inches; 61(65, 69, 73, 77.5, 81.5) cm
  • digital PDF has 5 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.75 mm
    • US 5
    • 20.0 st st
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